Liverpool have triggered Ibrahima Konate’s £36m release clause and hope to finalise a deal for the RB Leipzig defender in the next few days.

Discussions are under way between Liverpool and Leipzig for the 22-year-old centre-back.

Konate made 21 appearances for Leipzig this season, including eight Bundesliga starts as the club finished second – 13 points behind champions Bayern Munich.

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